Child Care Resource and Referral

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is a FREE community resource service that offers information and referral services to all families searching to find care for infants,
toddlers, preschoolers, before and aftercare for school-age children, and summer camp 
information in Pinellas County.

Our trained CCR&R staff can help answer questions about choosing
the best early learning programs and provide parents with a list of
child care providers customized to your specific preferences.

Preferences that can be customized:

Age of child

Parent Guide to FCCH

Location preference for care

View a Parent Guide about Child Care Centers

Type of care such as Centers, Family Child Care Homes,
or School Age Care

Parent Guide to FCCH

Site features including whether a site has a pool,
non-smoking conditions, pets, program
and curriculum desires

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Family child care resource and referral services include information about
child development and developmentally preferred practices. In addition, parents
will receive information about other services available in the community.

Please take a moment to read family resources and complete
our child care resource and referral form BELOW to request a provider listing.

If you are interested in starting a childcare program in your area,
please contact a CCR&R representative at 727-400-4411
select option 3 and then 3 again, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm 

If our office is closed and your family is in need of immediate assistance, 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares is available 24 hours a day. Their offices can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 or 727-210-4211,
or by visiting their website at Also, you can complete a short questionnaire to discover more programs and resources available in Pinellas County to
help your child thrive by clicking HERE to link to TB5 Connects.  

Family Resources

CCR&R Parent Packet

Download CCR&R Parent Packet

Parent Guide to FCCH

View a Parent Guide to Family Child Care Homes (FCCH)

View a Parent Guide about Child Care Centers

View a Parent Guide to Child Care Centers

Parent Guide to FCCH

View a Family Guide to Quality Early Learning Programs

DCF Cares

DCF Cares

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Child Care Resource & Referral Request Form

Please note that the interview process takes approximately 20 minutes after which a customized list made specifically for that parent and child can be emailed, mailed, or faxed. During the interview, the parent has the opportunity to ask specific questions regarding early care and education options, the scholarship child care application process and how to access other financial assistance for child care needs. All families receiving Child Care Resource and Referral services will be contacted to complete a voluntary survey to gauge your customer service experience with our office. All responses are anonymous and confidential and will not affect your services

Child Care Resource & Referral Request Form

Contact Details

Primary Parent Details

Primary Parent's Address

Child Needing Care Details


Child 2

Child 3


2536 Countryside Blvd Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33763

Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Processes and Procedures

A. Placements

I. General: 

  1. Appointment Phone Script and Process
  2. BG1-11 Outreach and Enrollment Process
  3. Placement 30-30 Plan
  4. Browsing
  5. Keying Placements
  6. Sib-Adds
  7. Interview Flow
  8. Terms and Conditions in the Family Portal Account

II. Waitlist:

III. CCAA Process:

B. Enrollments


I. Processing Redeterminations: 

II. Rejections for Redeterminations:

III. Other/General Redetermination Information:

D. Reestablishment Periods/Reviews

E. Transfers

F. Suspended Enrollments

G. Coalition Transfers

H. Social Security

I. SR Plus-Local Funding

Annual Report

Annual Report